Get Hip to the Hot! Hot Club of San Francisco, that is . . .

March 18, 2022

Whether you are new to the Hot Club of San Francisco or a longtime fan (or even a longtime fan who already has many of their 14 previous CDs) . . . 30 Years is a worthy addition and pretty much a must-have album. For the person just at the gateway of gypsy jazz and…

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The Difference Between Playing and Playing Games

March 3, 2022

I want to share the opening pages of “Disruptive Play: The Trickster in Politics and Culture” . . . I think you’ll find it engaging, and I hope to expand your ideas of the transformative power of play released into society, into our lives, at new, higher levels… Introduction: Play as Politics . . ….

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Ehhhhhhh……Things Have Been A Little Bit Crazy Around Here Lately…

March 1, 2022

A fun introduction to Disruptive Play: The Trickster in Politics and Culture: Click to Learn, Click to Learn…

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February 28, 2022

If you want to have a different world future, you’ve got to have different ideas. You can’t create that new future with the same old ideas and with that same old language which…is crippling people from creating a new future. V Vale, 2019, in We can still hear a voice that defined punk in…

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February 21, 2022

Here’s to A Million Years of Fifty Trickster Women.   “You don’t need talent to be an artist. ‘Artist’ is just a frame of mind. Anybody can be an artist; anybody can communicate if they are desperate enough. There is no such thing as imagination of artist. Imagination, if you are desperate enough, will come…

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Tricking Power into Performing Acts of Love (Part 3)

February 19, 2022

So how do power, playfulness, war, and the amoral stance of the Trickster intersect? Western civilization, in its drive to build empire, needed a morality of absolutes. If I want my army to kill the soldiers in your army, I must make a convincing argument that my army represents good, and yours, evil. So my…

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